The Mexico City Committee of CSCI is sponsoring the Chicago Council on Global Affairs’ program “Mexico on the Rise” with His Excellency Eduardo Medina Mora Icaza, Ambassador of Mexico to the United States at the Chicago Club on May 29
Mexico and the United States share a two-thousand-mile border and trade more than 1.3 billion dollars’ worth of goods and services per day—key aspects of a broad, important, and complex bilateral relationship. In the spirit of advancing its economy, Mexico’s vigorous reform agenda promises to open up its state-controlled energy, telecommunications, and finance sectors. Furthermore, in February, President Obama and President Peña Nieto announced initiatives to enhance competitiveness in the global economy, expand opportunities for North American citizens, and promote peace, security, and development. Join Mexico’s Ambassador to the United States for a discussion on the outlook for economic growth, national reforms, and the Mexico-US relationship.
His Excellency Eduardo Medina Mora Icaza became the ambassador of Mexico to the United States in January 2013. He was previously ambassador of Mexico to the United Kingdom from 2009 to 2012. Prior to that appointment, he held cabinet-level positions in the Mexican federal government, including as attorney general from 2006 to 2009, secretary for public security from 2005 to 2006, and as director general of the Center for Investigation and National Security, the Mexican civil intelligence agency, from 2000 to 2005. In these capacities he served as a member of the Public Security Cabinet and of the National Security Council. Ambassador Medina Mora has held the posts of negotiator for the Alliance for Prosperity and Security in North America from 2004 to 2005, chief negotiator for the Mexico-US Border Partnership Agreement in 2002, and was a member of the High-Level Group on Border Security Mexico-Guatemala and Mexico-Belize. From 1991 to 2000, he served as corporate director of strategic planning and deputy director general of DESC Group. He also coordinated the legal advisory team to the Mexican Government during the North American Free Trade Agreement negotiations.
Business attire is required.
11:45 am: Registration
12:00 noon: Lunch, remarks, and Q&A
1:30 pm: Adjournment
Council Members $50
CSCI Members (with promo code MEXICO): $50
Register at thechicagocouncil.org.